Reliance has received the PE 100 certification from Bodycote, Sweden, for its PE pipe grade Relene 46GP003, manufactured at Gandahar. With this certification, Reliance joins the select group of 11 manufacturers to have received the PE 100 certification amongst 440 PE manufacturers present globally.
RIL is the only Indian and seventh Asian producer to get the certification for this very critical application. Reliance could leverage this certification with its in-house capability to produce PE Pipes to create a differentiated platform for our PE pipe brands. Pipes made out of PE 100 grades have outstanding pressure and abrasion resistance, superior stress crack resistance and provide a higher margin of safety. These pipes find extensive use in applications for gas and water distribution, effluent disposal etc. and can withstand 10 MPA of stress for 50 years, @ 20 degree C, (with no brittle failure).
Bodycote is an internationally reputed certification agency for polymer and metal pipe testing and lifetime evaluation. Bodycote has got 105 accredited laboratories in 19 countries and have tested more than 70,000 pipes.